Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Best M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is from Picky Palate and it is the best! These are soft and chewy little cookies with just the right amount of chocolate chips and M&M's. I think this is my kids' favorite all time cookie (at least right now it is). I really have loved every recipe I've tried from Picky Palate, especially her cookie recipes. The one thing you have to remember is not to over bake these cookies - they cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheets which kind of finishes off the baking without browning them and they stay nice and soft after.

The Best M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup mini M&M's

Preheat oven to 350.

In the bowl of a mixer combine butter and sugars and beat until well combined - you want the mixture to be light colored, smooth, and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, vanilla pudding mix, baking soda, and kosher salt. Add this flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until well incorporated. Add chocolate chips and M&M's, stirring in well to evenly distribute.

Scoop out dough with a cookie scoop or two spoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until very lightly browned on the bottom, you will want them to be very soft and not browned on edges at all. Let cookies cool for 10 minutes on baking sheets then transfer to cooling racks.

Makes 2-3 dozen cookies

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